Thursday, March 31, 2011

Apple Crisp Quilt Done!

Apple Crisp Quilt Done!
Apple Crisp Quilt Done!, a photo by theercs on Flickr.
I can hardly believe this is done! The pattern was named Apple Crisp - it hasn't told me what it's real name is going to be yet. I started this at a quilt retreat in September 2002. Wow.

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I don't know what possessed me to to a ton of quilting on this, but I guess I was inspired by Leah Day's quilting designs. I picked several that had a "center" type design, practiced a little and just went for it! No marking on most. It was actually fun after a while, and turned out pretty well. The border I just kind of winged. The fear factor definitely had so much to do with my ability to quilt!

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The back was the usual "use it up" method - extra blocks, and two panels that came with the fat quarter stack.

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So glad to have this one done. The quilting took me 4 days, and I wasn't sure I was going to make it! Judy's UFO Challenge is working. Yeah!

Betsy

15 comments:

Katie said...

What a great quilt! I love the colors - it feels like fall, just like the name suggests.

JCnNC said...

Wonderful quilt and colorful. What would we do without Judy L's challenge - I am always glad to get it OTL - off the list. Judy C

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh what a wonderful quilt! I love how you did the back - great use of panels that I may just have to 'borrow' the idea.

Dionne said...

What a great finish! Sadly I'm only 2 for 3 (March let me down). Looking forward to seeing what you finish in April!
Cheers,
Dionne

Carol said...

That's an awesome finish Betsy! I was looking at the closeups of the blocks on your flikr page. I hope someday to be able to do more than straight line quilting but I'm pushing off that challenge until next year when I'm retired.

Barb in Mi said...

Great finish! Congrats - and I am with you: Judy's UFO challenge DOES work!

AnnieO said...

Terrific job on the FMQ work! I have watched Leah's video's but haven't yet delved into her designs like this. Congrats on a beautiful quilt and a UFO no more!

Cathy said...

That's a great quilt. I love what you did for the back. A great way to use stuff up.

Béa said...

Love this simple pattern and your colours. Congrats on finish !
I too have almost all my ufos at quilting stage.

Brita said...

Hooray, Betsy! It looks great, congrats on your quilting. Doesn't it feel good to finish such a big project!

Alycia said...

That is awesome. And you quilting is beautiful - totally worth the time!

Beth said...

I can see why it took 4 days to quilt. There is lots of quilt there. Great finish.

Quilter Kathy said...

There are so many fabulous things that I love about this quilt...I love that you finished up such an old UFO! I love the colours and design...but mostly I love that you tried so many new things and worked so hard on the quilting. Having had a "bad quilting week", I really admire you for working so hard on this. I also love love love your backing! Fabulous!

Jenni said...

Dear Betsy, I'm very impressed with your finishes - good for you. I'm looking at blogs trying to shake myself out of a slump. Have you thought of another cat yet or is it still too soon?

Molly F said...

Wow! It looks beautiful! So exciting that you finished it. Now I see what you meant about it being a big quilt.:-) I really like the way in which you quilted the border too.